Probably more than any other issue in the natural environment, the UK’s 6 million dogs can provoke passionate feelings and intense debate by all those touched by their presence.
A lack of understanding or sensitivity by even a small number of dog owners can seem like a big issue at a local level; in wider society this has traditionally led to negative and restrictive management interventions.
Despite this, dogs remain an enduring part of our society due to the many tangible ways they enhance people’s everyday lives, often at a very deep emotional level. This fact explains the passions aroused about dogs, and in turn provides the key to much more effective and balanced management approaches. In short, dogs are - in reality - a people management issue..
...Dogs contribute towards a healthier, more inclusive society